Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Missionary Mom Survival Kit

Recently, one of the ladies I visit at church had her son leave for a 2 year mission.  I can't imagine how hard it must be to have your child leave for that long so I gathered together a little care package for her.  I scoured pinterest for some ideas and this is what I came up with.

Included in the gift bag I added a little note to explain each item.

Bandaids to ease the pain of separation.
Kleenex to dry your tears.
Coloring book to pass the time.
Binder clips to bind your family together no matter the distance.
Gratitude Journal to remember all your blessings.
Chocolate--because chocolate always helps!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

I can't believe my two year old is about to have a birthday! She's going to be three! That's definitely not baby territory anymore. It's amazing how time flies. I was going through some old pictures from her first birthday and realized I never posted my recipe for these dreamy orange creamsicle cupcakes. They were a hit with everyone, especially the birthday girl!

Don't let the long list of instructions scare you off. These cupcakes are very easy to throw together and the results were very much worth the effort.

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes


1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Real Salt
4 eggs, preferably pastured
1/3 cup coconut oil or butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Get the rest of the recipe over at Nourishing Bites.

Monday, April 10, 2017

My Gospel Standards

I like to hang things on the walls of my home that have significance and so I have been looking for years for a cute version of My Gospel Standards.  I love the standards that are laid out and wanted a daily reminder hanging up so my children could see it, but I also wanted something that matched my style.  I searched all over Etsy and Pinterest but could never find something that I loved.  And so I took matters into my own hands and created something for myself.

 If you would like to print this you can click on the image and then right click to save it.  This is sized to be a 16x20 poster which I then printed at Costco.

I love these reminders hanging in my loft now!  If you use this image I'd love to see what you do with it!  You can tag us on instagram @servingpinklemonade.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 31, 2017

LDS Tangrams

General Conference is this coming weekend! In our home we almost treat it like a minor holiday--we have certain treats and traditions that we have been doing for years now.  Every six months I put together a conference basket to keep my children entertained and engaged in the broadcast.  The contents of our basket varies from year to year depending on the ages of my children, my creativity level, and requests from my kids.  My good friend, Kensie, shared and idea with me this week that I am going to pass on to you!  This would be the perfect addition to your conference weekend . . . or any Sunday (you could hand this off to your kids while you sneak in a quick Sunday afternoon nap!)  

I loved doing tangrams as a kid.  And really, I still love to play with them!  Kensie created these tangram cards with an LDS twist.  

She created 31 different cards and you can download them all for free! (If you don't have tangrams in your house you can order them here or you can even print some for free here.)

I hope this idea helps you with your Conference Weekend plans.  Enjoy!

(In order to download the cards you will need to click on the image and then right click to save.)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Chocolate Gummies

I'll admit.  We're kind of obsessed with gummies at out house. I mean if you saw the shelf stuffed full of silicone molds in my kitchen dedicated solely for the purpose of making gummies your jaw might just drop. I have molds for just about every holiday now, plus everyday any-ol'-occasion molds. There's a lot of them. But they're such a fun snack--the kids love them, they're easy to whip up, and they're oh so good for you.

The health benefits of gelatin are numerous! Did you know gelatin can improve digestion, help maintain healthy bones and joints, help you sleep better, and lifts your mood? And as an added bonus, it nourishes your skin, nails, and hair!

Better pop one more gummy in your mouth! And then pass one out to the kids. They deserve a healthy treat too!

Chocolate Gummies


1 cup full-fat coconut milk (from a can--not a carton, unless it's this kind--which is my favorite!)
3-4 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Get the rest of the recipe over at Nourishing Bites.

Looking for more yummy gummy recipes? Try these too!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gifts Kids Can Make: Nativity Wood Slice Ornament

For those of you that have been following Serving Pink Lemonade for a while you know that Jeanine and I love having our kids make DIY gifts for Christmas. We've found that when our children have opportunities to give they learn to love giving! It's so rewarding to see my kids focusing more on what gifts they're going to give for Christmas than on what they're going to get. You can find our Gift Guide to Gifts Kids Can Make HERE!

In our backyard we have a huge pile of logs that we use for campfires. Last year I had my husband cut up several of the smaller logs into thin wood slices. I thought the kids would have fun using the wood slices to create a little fairy home or village in the backyard. As Christmas rolled around and my kids and I were brainstorming what they could give their grandparents for Christmas we decided that we could use some of the wood slices to make ornaments. 

I let each child pick out what they thought would be the perfect piece and then they used a pencil to design an image of their choosing on the surface. When they were all done we used a wood burner to etch their picture into the wood.

Adding an eyelet to the top and some red and white bakers twine completed the gift.
 My kids were so excited to send their thoughtful creations off to grandma and grandpa to hang on their trees. We were so happy with how they turned out!

Want more ideas of what your kids can make and give as gifts? Check out our gift guide HERE!